P-TECH Mentoring Program at Tech Collective

Join us and learn more about mentoring a high school student interested in the IT field.

P-TECH, which stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, provides access to computer science college courseware and industry experience to high school students.   Tech Collective, the lead industry partner for the Providence P-TECH program, is in a unique position to offer IT professionals the opportunity to “pay it forward” to the next generation of workers.

As the new school year begins, our greatest need is for Mentors from your organization.   The commitment is relatively small, but the payback can be huge over the course of a student’s high school experience.

Why be a Mentor?

The Mentor/Mentee relationship is designed to promote exploration of the technology field, and give students exposure to careers and working adults in the field.  Many students may not otherwise have the opportunity to build a relationship with an IT professional.

Why is P-TECH mentoring important for students?

  • Research shows that mentors help students stay in school, stay focused and peruse their goals.
  • A mentor lets a young person know that someone cares, that they matter, and can have a brighter future.
  • A mentor can help a young person see the connection between what they learn in the classroom and the real world.
  • A mentor can help a mentee better communicate with, and relate, to adults.

Upcoming dates:

Mentor Training- Nov. 7th, 5:00-6:30pm at Tech Collective

Mentor/Students Introduction Event-  Nov. 12 8:30-10:30am at PCTA

 

For more information on the P-TECH program:

Kris Turgeon, Industry Liaison

kris.turgeon@tech-collective.org